Rogers State third, Oklahoma Christian sixth in women’s Heartland Conference Championship

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Mica Eastin of Rogers State took fourth the individual race, leading the Hillcats to third place in the Heartland Conference Championship Tuesday at Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Eastin shot rounds of 71-73-73 for a 217 finish, six shots behind medalist Ann Parmerter of Dallas Baptist, who shot 5-under 211 for the tournament.

Three other RSU players finished in the top 20, led by Jess Whitting in a tie for 13th after a final round 76, Mariana Flores in a tie for 15th after a 72 and Alex Massie in a tie for 18th after a 78.

Oklahoma Christian’s Kate Goodwin and Shaley Goad each posted a top-20 finish as Oklahoma Christian finished sixth.

Goodwin, a junior from Tulsa, shot an 81 and finished the three-round event at 225, tied for 15th in the 44-woman field. Goad, a freshman from Wheeler, Texas, posted the Lady Eagles’ top round Tuesday on the 5,943-yard course, a 4-over-par 76 that included an eagle on the par-5 No. 5. She closed at 227, in 18th place.

A pair of Lady Eagles each shot a 78 – junior Elizabeth Freeman and sophomore Ashton Nemecek. Freeman tied for 25th at 236, while Nemecek was 31st at 241. OC freshman Felicity Wittenberg closed with an 80 and finished 34th at 244.

OC posted a final-round team score of 312 to finish at 926 overall, in sixth place among the nine teams. Dallas Baptist (Texas) won the team title at 861, led by medalist Ann Parmerter, who shot 5-under 211 for the tournament. St. Mary’s (Texas) was second at 885, followed by Rogers State at 895, St. Edward’s (Texas) at 906 and Newman (Kan.) at 906.

OC played the tournament without its No. 1 player, Abigail Rigsby, who sat out due to injury.

The Lady Eagles will wait and see if they will qualify for the NCAA Division II West Super Regional. The 12 qualifying teams will be announced later this week.


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